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    I'm honestly puzzled how pointing out that...

    I'm honestly puzzled how pointing out that Augustine is a well-recognized male name in English-speaking countries is attacking you.

    To answer the original post question, I love both Augustine and...
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    Also, while Americans can be blamed for a great...

    Also, while Americans can be blamed for a great many things, I think you will find the standard English spelling "Augustine" (male) dates back to the Middle Ages in England. ;)
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    Sure. But as the OP gave no indication of wanting...

    Sure. But as the OP gave no indication of wanting a name that translates perfectly across all cultures and languages, it seems a bit harsh to assert that Augustine is only a girl's name, as you...
  4. Definitely acceptable, and I think fairly...

    Definitely acceptable, and I think fairly intuitive to pronounce even for people who aren't familiar with it. I'm in a Scandinavian-heavy area of the Midwest, and Soren would not even raise an...
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    I love Lewis, and vastly prefer this spelling to...

    I love Lewis, and vastly prefer this spelling to Louis.
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    Poll: I like both Edward and Edmund! We considered...

    I like both Edward and Edmund! We considered Edmund but SO felt it was too strongly identified with Narnia in our social circles. :)
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    Not true - Saint Augustine was a man.

    Not true - Saint Augustine was a man.
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    I think this is one of those names where you are...

    I think this is one of those names where you are just going to have to resolve to be ok with correcting people's pronunciation, or look for a different name. The "Louie" spelling would certainly make...
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    Poll: Interesting - I've never heard of this prison. A...

    Interesting - I've never heard of this prison. A Google search reveals its in the UK. It's possible I'm just oblivious, but I don't think it's well-known here in the States. :)

    Thank you to...
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    Poll: I should add, both middle name options are family...

    I should add, both middle name options are family names. :)
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    Poll: Down to two options! Please help

    Please help us choose a middle for Augustine (pron. au-GUS-ten, like the Saint)!

    Augustine Frederick
    Augustine Holloway
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    Boy name to honor Dee?

    I'm racking my brain to come up with a boy's name to use in the middle name spot to honor a beloved grandmother whose name was Dee, but I'm coming up blank other than just using some random name...
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    Thank you all!
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    I agree. I don't actually mind Fred too much...

    I agree. I don't actually mind Fred too much should he eventually want to go by that (and I suspect DH would even come around to it by that time), but I do vastly prefer both Fritz and Freddie, so I...
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    I love it, but I have a soft spot for most all...

    I love it, but I have a soft spot for most all the German -ric(k) names. :)
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    Are nicknames inevitable?

    Do you think that certain nicknames are inevitable in this day and age? I know most of us grew up with people assuming we went by nicknames (Andrew was assumed to be Andy, Abigail to be Abby, etc.),...
  17. Scandinavian/German-speaking Berries...nickname help?

    Hello Scandavian and German-speaking Berries! We are considering the name Henrik for our son, and I'm curious as to what (if any) nicknames there are in your part of the world for...
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    I think Thompson is a lovely first name given the...

    I think Thompson is a lovely first name given the familial significance.
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    I love your sons' names! How about: Darwin...

    I love your sons' names! How about:

    Darwin
    Cyril
    Cyprian
    Otto
    Alistair
    Ambrose
    Basil
    Anselm
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    We love too many boy names! Help choose?

    Hello all, I'd love your help narrowing down names for our baby boy due this summer. Our list of contenders is:
    Everett
    Abram
    Clyde
    Edward
    Ezekiel
    Ezra
    Frederick/Fritz
    August
    Silas
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    DD's school class: Harold Oliver Julia Amali...

    DD's school class:
    Harold
    Oliver
    Julia
    Amali
    Charles
    Atticus
    Theodore
    Adeline
    Mabel
  22. Used the numerals so that this thread won't show...

    Used the numerals so that this thread won't show up in search results if, say, someone in my family were googling our family names. :)
  23. Honor names when the honoree hated their name?

    Here's a question for you all - would you use a name to honor a departed family member, if when alive they went by a nickname or middle name due to not liking their name? My beloved grandmother was...
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    How about Summit? I know a little boy named that,...

    How about Summit? I know a little boy named that, and it'd definitely fit a Colorado vibe. :)
  25. I love, love, love Zinnia!

    I love, love, love Zinnia!
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